WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, EO DC announced its selection for participation in a pilot program designed to increase the workplace inclusion of people with disabilities. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy, "Getting Down to Business: A Pilot to Strengthen Small Business Through Disability Inclusion" will provide three membership associations with customized assistance to help them increase the capacity of their members to recruit and retain qualified people with disabilities.
As a pilot site, EO DC will work over a one-year period with an ODEP-funded technical assistance team to implement strategies to help their member businesses create more disability-inclusive workplaces. Proposed activities may include the launch of a member committee on disability issues and an internship or job shadowing program that matches youth with disabilities with EO member businesses. Other efforts may include professional development events designed to educate employers and human resource professionals on the benefits of disability diversity.
“EO is delighted to become a 'Getting Down to Business' pilot site and looks forward to increasing the employment of people with disabilities,” said Viraj Gandhi, President of EO DC.
Pilot activities will commence in February and culminate in a range of outreach efforts during National Disability Employment Awareness Month in October. The two other sites selected for participation in the pilot are the Greater Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce and the South Dakota Retailers Association.
About the Entrepreneurs’ Organization
The Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) is a global, peer-to-peer network of more than 11,000 influential business owners with 153 chapters in 48 countries. Founded in 1987, EO is the catalyst that enables leading entrepreneurs to learn and grow, leading to greater success in business and beyond. The DC Chapter of EO represents hundreds of businesses in the Washington, DC area.
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